“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu. Read more
Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) already has a delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, to show the new regular session of the UN Human Rights Council –to take place from June 6th – 23rd, the widespread support to the negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights, under negotiation in this multilateral framework. Read more
“This victory of Uruguay should translate into an urgent call to analyze, review, renegotiate or suspend all bilateral trade and investment protection treaties signed by the country, before we are exposed once again to new lawsuits that could have less positive outcomes that the recent one with Philip Morris”. Read more
As a "bitter awakening" with so much anguish and the belief that the transnational capital, the corporate media and the political right-wing have obtained a significant victory; this is how Chilean peasant leader Francisca "Pancha" Rodríguez described the day after the removal of Dilma Roussef as President of Brazil in the framework of an impeachment. Read more
“We don´t want to be martyrs, we don´t want any more martyrs in this country, but we also have the historical responsibility to show that we have the right to build a better world. And we can´t run away from that responsibility”, said Garifuna leader Miriam Miranda, Coordinator of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) in an interview with Real World Radio. Watch video
The permanence of environmental activist Gustavo Castro in Honduras due to the migration alert placed on him by the Honduran government is giving in to the expressions of solidarity and appeals from different spheres towards Juan Orlando Hernández´ administration. Read more
The Paris climate summit (COP21) set out to achieve two goals this year - to increase the ambition of the Pre-2020 (also part of the Kyoto Protocol); and to create climate action applicable to all countries between 2020 and 2030. The agreements that have been reached are for countries to limit their emissions to 2 °C and to help finance poor nations in cutting emissions and coping with the effects of extreme weather. Real World Radio has interviewed Asad Rehman from Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland to discuss his take on the COP21 and what it means for future climate action. Read more
“The investor-state dispute settlement puts companies’ rights ahead of human rights. Its effects are devastating for developing nations – we must abolish it”, wrote Alfred de Zayas, United Nations' Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, in an article published by The Guardian on November 16th. Read more
US agroecologist Eric Holt Gimenez, member of the organization Food First participated in a public conference in Montevideo on October 5 in the framework of the building of the National Agroecology Plan of Uruguay. Read more
The 2015 Goldman Prize awarded to Honduran activist Berta Cáceres shed light on the social struggle of the country, six years after the Coup D´Etat, and was granted in a moment of mobilizations by the people against corruption, which is common in other countries of the region, such as Guatemala. Read more
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“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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